Jared Leto is known as quite the method actor. With stories ranging from hanging out with heroin dealers for 2000’s Requiem for a Dream to his crazy alleged antics on the set of Suicide Squad, Leto is known to take his roles quite seriously.
Apparently, Blade Runner 2049 is no different.
The film’s director Denis Villeneuve had the following to say about Leto’s acting while speaking to The Wall Street Journal:
“He entered the room, and he could not see at all. He was walking with an assistant, very slowly. It was like seeing Jesus walking into a temple. Everybody became super silent, and there was a kind of sacred moment. Everyone was in awe. It was so beautiful and powerful—I was moved to tears. And that was just a camera test!”
The actor just this month actually disputed his antics on the set of Suicide Squad:
“No, there’s so much hype and bullsh– about that, I think it’s just fun thing to talk about. Even when [Suicide Squad] came out, there was so much misrepresentation about what went down, about the method acting crap. It’s just that 90% of it was not even true. It just takes on a life of its own.
[Filming Suicide Squad] was an incredible experience, everyone was amazing. Margot Robbie [is] one of the nicest people and one of the best actresses I’ve ever worked with. I really loved working with her.
I thought the scenes we did together were some of the most fun I’ve ever had on a set before. But everything is great in that world and I’m really proud to be a part of it.”
Blade Runner 2049 hits theaters October 6th.